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here is the "yes,l agree that the sun rises in the east" disclaimer: no one should have to be shooting cops, cops shouldn't have to be shooting others (but there is a lot more to cops using deadly force)
But the way that @CBSNews @CBS8 & @nbcsandiego are covering the #ComptonShooting of LASD deputies lays bare broadcast #journalism's dependence on quick, easy content from reliable sources at the expense giving viewers a fuller context.
Context to why someone is this volatile world would shoot an LASD deputy could be explained by the suspicious death of #AndresGuardado
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There are now four whistleblowers with similar stories of alleged deputy gang activity by so-called "Executioners" at the Compton sheriff's station, according to attorney Alan Romero.

They are all in fear for their lives, especially after one found a dead rat on his doorstep.
Deputy Art Gonzalez - whose testimony is now public - has not received any protection from @LASDHQ after reporting alleged gang activity by a group of 15-20 deputies with matching skull tattoos.

Instead, he says his initial, anonymous complaint was quickly leaked to the gang:
Gonzalez says Executioners held crucial positions at the Compton station: scheduling, dispatch and even internal affairs. That gave the alleged gang immense power - allowing them to give overtime, days off, and assignments to members and prospects.

bit.ly/33d6n9E
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S.B. 731 is dead for now. Tonight, #CA Democrats FAILED communities impacted by police violence. They failed to take one basic step to decertify abusive police officers that 45 other states have already implemented. We tried doing it their way. We got next. #SB731 #NAH
We fight for #AndresGuardado. #SB731
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LASD whistleblower Deputy Art Gonzalez said - under oath - the deputy who shot and killed 18-year-old Andres Guardado was a prospective member of the Executioners, an alleged violent clique of tattooed deputies inside the Compton Sheriff's station. #andresguardado

WATCH:
Gonzalez said the Executioners controlled the work schedule and boosted arrest numbers at the station. He accused them of falsely reporting suspects had guns in order to justify use of force.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva @LACoSheriff said the department is investigating Gonzalez's claims, relieved two deputies of duty and transferred six others.

But he also said the allegations were likely exaggerated.
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These kinds of posts aimed at making the case for LAPD's worth are incredibly harmful for a number of reasons...
First... they're responding to the effort by members of the city council to explore alternative models to traffic policing that don't involve armed officers and the larger convo. around #defunding police.
*It's a welcome effort in that it'd reduce the likelihood of profiling/stop&frisk or the potential for traffic stops to escalate/result in the death of Black ppl. But it doesn't address how to avoid those issues in the cases LAPD would be called to deal with. But I digress.*
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still processing how much time was spent on an unrelated shooting at that location - done in order to try to paint #AndresGuardado as a criminal/potential threat - vs. how much time was spent speaking about how he came to be shot in the back
just gonna repost this thread here and ask yet again that this question/discussion be a part of coverage of youth in communities where gang activity is prevalent.
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NEW: LASD releases first video showing #AndresGuardado standing in front of Gardena body shop before deputy shooting. Also released first image of the gun he allegedly had w/ illegal extended mag. No cameras caught shooting. LASD says the body shop was selling nitrous/noz. @FOXLA ImageImageImage
LASD says there have been 23 calls for service to this body shop, including a gang related murder in 2018. LASD says #AndresGuarado was not a security guard, wasn't licensed, no uniform, no gun belt, and being 18 was not legally allowed to own a pistol. Investigation continues.
LASD did not release any new information as to why #AndresGuardado was shot in the back 5 times, or what deputies said during their interviews. They say the investigation continues and they're not waiting on search warrants to come back from social media companies.
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An 18 year old Salvi boy, #AndresGuardado who was helping an LA autobody shop with security issues in the Gardena District of LA was murdered by police on June 18th. They allege that he had a gun and ran away from them when they “approached” him.
His heartbroken family has said, “We didn’t know him to keep guns—he worked two jobs and was a good kid. We’re all dead inside.”
The auto shop owner whom Andres was helping for months said he never carried a gun was obviously scared when police drew their weapons on him. When asked about the decision by police to shoot Andres, he said, “There’s no reason.”
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#BREAKING LA Sheriff’s deputies shoot and kill an 18 year old Hispanic security guard outside the auto-body shop he was patrolling in Gardena. Police say the guard, who was armed, ran prompting the shooting. #LA #Gardena #PoliceBrutality #Shooting
The Sheriff claims one deputy fired after the guard, 18 year old #AndresGuardado, pulled a gun and ran. Witnesses say Guardado never pulled his gun, which he was carrying as part of his security job. #Gardena #GardenaShooting #LA (📷-CBSLA)
NEW: 25 days after the death of George Floyd, the City of #Gardena just released a statement denouncing the actions of the Minneapolis officers. This comes less than 24 hours after #LASD deputies shot and killed 18yo #AndresGuardado, an armed security guard. #GeorgeFloyd
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